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Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

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claudiamacpherson's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted reflective relaxing slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

I first read Pride and Prejudice on a family spring break road trip to California when I was in 6th grade, and I’ve been an Austen fan since. More than 10 years later, and I still get just as excited reading all of the Elizabeth/Darcy scenes as I did when I first read them. Jane Austen was absolutely right when she wrote, over and over again, that true love makes both people better—not in the sense that one must change for love, but in that love makes people want to be better. Romeo and Juliet may be the most famous romance of all time, but no woman really wants a Romeo. No, it is Mr. Darcy that we come back to again and again. Mr. Darcy, who takes Elizabeth’s rejection and promises never to speak of it again, who listens to her criticisms and endeavors to be better and to learn from her. Take notes, gentlemen! Lizzy, in turn, is forced to confront her own willingness to believe stories that fit nicely with her worldview. Elizabeth and Darcy come to realize that they are perfectly suited to one another: similar in many ways, but different in ways that balance each other. 

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eatingbrains's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

Another re-read for me and while this rating and review might be colored by nostalgia, I still find myself enjoying it thoroughly and it remains a comfort for me to pick up again and again.

It is probably one of the best examples of how people can change over time and go through a redemption arc after their character failings are pointed out to them since they do it with no expectations of the other (even if there is plenty of hopeful yearning).  This goes for Darcy and Eliza both.

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emotional informative reflective slow-paced

4.75


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